Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish

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Pure SA

This amazing opportunity only comes once per year! Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish and see them in their natural habitat showcasing their breathtaking patterns and colours

Day 1 – Mount Remarkable National Park – Whyalla

Leaving Adelaide behind us, it is a beautiful drive north as we head through a landscape of fields and quaint country towns. We stop in the township of Lochiel for a chance to grab some morning tea (own expense) and explore the remarkable pick salt lake. We then travel on to Mount Remarkable National Park. We stop to enjoy a gourmet packed lunch before putting on our walking shoes to explore Alligator Gorge. The gorge is one of the most popular and scenic walking trails taking in beautiful rugged cliffs and amazing natural landscapes.

After stretching our legs it is back on the bus to head to the home of the Giant Cuttlefish Whyalla. We can enjoy some free time to explore the town. Say hello to the renowned local dolphins, walk along the beach or simply relax. After dinner we attend an informative presentation session from our marine expert to learn about how the Giant Cuttlefish change colours, patterns and shape.

Day 2 – Swimming with the Cuttlefish 

After breakfast, it is time to start our Giant Cuttlefish adventures! First up is a stop at the local dive shop to get fitted with wetsuits and snorkelling gear. On arrival at Stony Point, one of the best spots in Whyalla to see the Giant Cuttlefish, we will receive a full experience and safety briefing before entering the water with our marine expert and snorkelling guides. Swimming just a few metres from shore, we will encounter these unique and wonderful creatures in their natural environment. Observe their graceful gliding among the rocks and sea plants as we witness their changing shapes and colours. Back on shore, we will change into warm clothes and enjoy a hot drink while reflecting on our amazing Cuttlefish experience.

After warming up we arrive at the incredible Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden where a light lunch featuring local produces awaits. Be sure to take time and stroll around the Bush Food Garden where you will discover some of the medicinal and food plants that have been used by the Aboriginal people for thousands of years. From here it’s back to Adelaide via the rolling countryside of the beautiful Clare Valley Wine Region


  • Return transport from Adelaide to Whyalla in a small comfortable air conditioned coach
  • Experienced tour guide.
  • Presentation by a Marine Expert
  • Qualified snorkel guide
  • Hire of wetsuit and snorkel gear
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Overnight accommodation in Whyalla
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Dinner
  • Option to add 2 nights discounted multishare accommodation at Adelaide Central YHA before and after your tour

Tours depart

Tour Departs 8:00am
Returns Adelaide Approximately 6:30pm
Please book for the date you want to jump on the tour
2 DEPARTURES ONLY Tuesday 3rd July Monday 9th July Tour departs the Joinery 111 Franklin Street, opposite the bus station


From 03/07/2018 until 04/07/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Tour Only 1 $649
Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 3 $699
From 09/07/2018 until 10/07/2018
Options Nights Price (AUD) Select
Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish 1 $649
Swim with the Giant Cuttlefish + 2 Nights Multishare Accommodation 3 $699

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Due to the discount offered and the structure of this package - it is non-refundable once confirmed.


Each amendment (not cancellation) to the original booking, after confirmation will incur a fee of A$25 per person and per amendment.
Amendments are subject to availability.

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